Alpha blockers


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Alpha blockers

Medications that bind alpha adrenergic receptors and decrease the workload of the heart and lower blood pressure. They are commonly used to treat hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and hyperplasia.
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Q I was recently prescribed an alpha blocker for high blood pressure, but I have noticed that I'm having trouble sleeping since I started taking the medication.
The role of alpha blockers as an adjunctive to ESWL for renal stones has emerged and is generally accepted for the last few years.
Patients in whom alpha blockers were administered due to the growth of postoperative adenoma and who had been operated on due to urethral stricture, bladder neck contracture or a growing adenoma were also noted and recorded.
The two main classes of BPH drugs: alpha blockers like Flomax and UroXatral, which relax the muscles of the bladder neck and prostate, and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Proscar and Avodart, which lower levels of hormones produced by the prostate.
Following are chapters pertaining to ACE inhibitors, alcohol, alpha blockers, anesthetics and neuromuscular blockers, analgesics, and so on, through antivirals, beta blockers, calcium-channel blockers, supplements and vitamins, tricyclics and related antidepressants, thyroid hormones, and urological drugs--a total of 37 categories.
This treatment benefit compares favourably with the mean-symptom-score improvement typically found after three months for currently approved BPH medications such as alpha blockers and five-alpha reductase inhibitors (in the three- to five-point range).
Although commonly prescribed to treat chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, alfuzosin (Uroxatral), a member of a class of drugs known as alpha blockers, did not significantly reduce symptoms in recently diagnosed men who had not previously used an alpha blocker, according to a study published Dec.
Pure alpha blockers like Cardura (doxazosin) might work.
The boy was treated pre-operatively with alpha blockers, aggressive IV fluids, and calcium channel blockers.
Alpha-beta These combine the actions of alpha blockers, which blockers relax blood vessels, and beta blockers, which slow the heartbeat.
* Alpha blockers. With a reduction in nerve impulses that tighten blood vessels, blood more easily passes and blood pressure declines.